Heavy oil on the lanes can have a significant impact on the effectiveness of your bowling ball’s hook. The large catalog here at BowlerX.com includes several top bowling balls for heavy oil lane conditions.
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How Oil Affects the Lanes
Most bowling lanes re-oil their lanes at least once a day. This oil permits the ball to glide across the lanes, but without friction, the ball can’t grip the lane for a directed hook. The shell of the bowling ball helps create the required friction.
Professional games, tournament play, or other serious bowling events will often feature heavily oiled lanes. For this type of bowling, your ball needs to be made to deal with the heavier oil, so the cover stock should be a material designed to manifest friction.
The Bowling Ball Difference
The right bowling ball for heavy oil awaits you here at BowlerX.com. We offer a plethora of brands, designs, weights, and materials for every bowling need. Within the catalog description of our bowling balls, we provide information regarding appropriate lane conditions. Below, you’ll find a few examples of our bowling balls that work with heavily oiled lanes.
- Roto Grip Idol Synergy Bowling Ball – Medium to Heavy Oil Appropriate
- Storm Hy-Road Max Bowling Ball – Medium to Heavy Oil Appropriate
- Motiv Forge Flare Bowling Ball – Medium to Heavy Oil Appropriate
- Motiv Jackal Legacy Bowling Ball – Heavy Oil Appropriate
- Hammer Black Widow 2.0 Bowling Ball – Medium to Heavy Oil Appropriate
- Storm Proton Physix Bowling Ball – Medium to Heavy Oil Appropriate
- Storm Incite Bowling Ball – Medium to Heavy Oil Appropriate
- 900 Global Reality Bowling Ball – Medium to Heavy Oil Appropriate
- Columbia 300 Command Bowling Ball – Medium to Heavy Oil Appropriate
These few balls represent a small percentage of the balls we offer that work well with heavily oiled bowling lanes. If you need help figuring out the right ball for all of your preferences, the bowling professionals here are both friendly and helpful. We know bowling and can offer an educated opinion based on experience and knowledge about the game and the related products.
The Importance of the Coverstock Material
The coverstock material of a bowling ball creates friction, so a ball suitable for heavy oil conditions must have a particular coverstock. Reactive, hybrid reactive, and particle coverstock options are the most appropriate for play with heavily oiled lanes. The level of friction works in both directions, though. Playing with a ball meant for heavy oil conditions on a lightly oiled lane will have poor results because the fuel for the throw will burn off too quickly for an effective hook.
If you’re looking for the top bowling balls for use in heavy oil lane conditions, look no further than the catalog of merchandise here at BowlerX.com. Our amazing inventory of balls, bags, and additional bowling-related goods will satisfy bowlers of all skill levels. We feature over 2,000 different products, and we’re an authorized dealer of branded merchandise. To get help with perfecting your order at the online superstore of bowling, reach out by calling (844) 269-5379.